Capitol Report: Would legalizing recreational marijuana put pot-sniffing K9s out of a job? And craft beer industry’s impact on CT economy

Capitol Report

(WTNH) — It seems one of the downsides of more states legalizing recreational marijuana is more police K9s will be winding up on unemployment.

According to a story in the Colorado Sun, pot-sniffing dogs are being forced into early retirement in favor of more illicit drug-sniffing dogs.

RELATED: State Senate expected to discuss proposal to legalize recreational marijuana this week

Not sure if this is something Connecticut lawmakers are considering when looking into the recreational marijuana legislation bill.


The Connecticut craft beer industry now has a $2.9-billion impact on the state economy.

That liquid gold accounts for nearly 1% of the state’s total economic output. But, it barely scraps next to New York State where their economic output is $21.2-billion.

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